Sem False Spirea
Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' PP #16,336
Pronunciation: sor-BAY-ree-uh sor-bee-FOH-lee-uh
|Description||Vividly colored, pink to red, fern-like spring foliage turns chartreuse with bronze tips, then solid green as it matures on this hardy, compact shrub. Showy panicles of tiny, white flowers adorn the foliage in late spring. Superb in foundation plantings, or for accenting borders and raised beds. Works well on slopes. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Spring to summer|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Privacy Screen, Hillside|
|Design Ideas||The highly textured bamboo-like appearance of this smaller shrub makes it a natural choice for Asian-inspired gardens or contemporary rock and gravel gardens. Because it thrives in lightly shaded, woodland settings, it blends wonderfully with the colorful leaves of Japanese Maples, Purple Nine Bark and similar shrubs and trees with deep coloration. Highly effective in larger spaces planted in bold, informal groupings where the swaths of glowing foliage is stunning.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Viburnum (Viburnum); Foxglove (Digitalis); Barberry (Berberis); Bergenia (Bergenia)|
|Care||Provide well-drained, enriched soil. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring. Prune annually and remove root suckers to control size and spread.|
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